IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz says he is already coaching for the rematch with Anthony Joshua … and informed TMZ Sports activities that he is calling the photographs this time round.
Final month at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York Metropolis, Ruiz was a late substitute who stepped in for Jarrell Miller when “Big Baby” failed three separate drug checks — with Andy solely getting round 6 weeks of coaching earlier than the June 1 battle.
Ruiz dropped Joshua 4 occasions earlier than the competition as waved off within the seventh spherical.
However this time round, Ruiz says he is working in a full coaching camp — and he will be the one to determine the place the battle takes place.
Ruiz says he’d prefer to throw down in Mexico — the place he just lately met with President Lopez — or return to Madison Sq. Backyard in NY. He’s additionally open to staging the battle in Las Vegas or on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles, California.
“I want the rematch to be in Mexico or New York City again, Las Vegas or here at the Staples Center,” Ruiz mentioned.
There’s one place he will not go … Joshua’s yard of the UK – and he does not care if the British celebrity shall be pushing for the battle..
“It doesn’t matter [if Joshua doesn’t agree] because I’m the champion, I call the shots. We’re the A-Side now,” Ruiz mentioned.
As for whether or not he is spoken with Joshua for the reason that stunning defeat, Ruiz states – “I haven’t talked to him, but I’m pretty sure he’s training hard for the rematch. And so am I.”